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  1. Even experts can be blind to important features of their subjects. I have done a lot of work on country competitiveness, but if anybody had asked me in 2000 to name the top 100 conditions that underpin a thriving economy, I wouldn’t have mentioned . . .Read More
    -- Roger L. Martin

  2. Although good execution is essential for defending market share in fiercely contested markets, and thus for capitalizing on the corporate portfolio’s full-market-growth potential, it is usually not the key differentiator between companies that are . . .Read More
    -- Mehrdad Baghai, Sven Smit, and S. Patrick Viguerie

  3. When we lose confidence that people have the will to do the right thing, and we turn to incentives, we find that we get what we pay for. […] There is really no substitute for the integrity that inspires people to do good work because they want to d . . .Read More
    -- Barry Schwartz

  4. Traditional corporate training programs still rely on classroom learning, even though researchers have long found that the classroom alone is a poor fit for adult learning patterns. Most adults instead need a mix of concrete experience, reflective ob . . .Read More
    -- Stefan De Raedemaecker, Javier Feijoo, and David Jacquemont

  5. A company’s strategy should consist of a portfolio of initiatives that consciously embraces different time horizons. Companies do, of course, have different business units with distinct strategies. But few strategies direct a company in a way that . . .Read More
    -- Ian Davis

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